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Taxes 1872 - African American

Taxes 1872 - African Americans Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


districttax payerrealperstax owed
Campbell, James2001 98
Cooper, Samuel7501108 52
Cornish, Wm. 4504 46
Hamilton, George 4003 96
Hammond, Phillip, 2000115229 51
Harris, Robert3501504 95
Lee, Robert5505 45
Marshall, Emanuel8007 92
Martin, Thomas 8002 97
Massey, Phillis,3002 97
Minister, Jesse 5004 95
Onley, Phillip 4003 96
Page, William H. 5004 95
Robinson, Eli 6756 68
Snowdon, Nathan 2001 98
Tibbs, James 4003 96
Trimble, Peter3203 17
Washington, Thomas, 5004 95
Denmark, George 5050
Rederick, Wm.10099
Mail, George2092 07
Harris, James1721052 74
Harper, Dennis1051 04
Martin, Amanda 4203807 92
Sprigg, Burgess3636
Ryan's Glade
Davis, Daniel; John F.
& Wm. Phillips118511 73
Davis John B. 1750140431 23
Sang Run
Dorsey, James3243 21


County Commissioners of Allegany Co., Md.

The tax records from 1872 show a number of African American owning real estate property and personal property and therefore owing taxes. Tax records show some of the wealth distribution in the county and also where the African Americans lived. The value of real estate owned is in the first column of numbers, personal property in the second and the final column is tax owed.

The data above was compared to the 1870 census. For Cumberland, Phillip Hammond was listed as a 53 year old mulatto barber. William Cornish who lived on the same street was also a barber, as were Samuel Cooper and Thomas Martin. Robert Lee was listed as a laborer. Emanuel Marshall was shown as an ostler at John May’s hotel in Cumberland. Eli Robinson was a waiter. Peter Trimble was a wagoner. James Tibbs was 70, with real estate valued at $1000 in the 1870 census.

William Roderick/Redrick of Frostburg was a laborer. George Mail, James Harris of Flintstone in Garrett County and James Dorsey were also listed as a farmer.

The others named above were not found in the 1870 census. They may have moved into the area after the census was taken or they may have been missed during the census. It is also possible the tax listings are incorrect. For example there is a John B. Davis listed in the 1870 census in the Oakland area of Garrett county owning land, but he is listed there as white.

For all the Allegany tax records see 1872 Allegany Taxes


Collection Location:
Garrett County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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